In the interview, former President Donald Trump expressed strong criticisms of President Joe Biden’s approach to the Middle East and foreign policy in general. Trump claimed that if he had remained president, a path to broader peace in the Middle East, including possibly with Iran, would have been achievable. He attributed this potential success to his administration’s work on the Abraham Accords, under which several Arab nations normalized relations with Israel. Trump suggested that even more countries, including Iran, could have joined these accords if his presidency had continued.
“You would have had every country sign, including possibly Iran, into the Abraham Accords if the election wasn’t rigged. By this time, you would have had every country—Saudi Arabia, and maybe even Iran—signed.” He went on to criticize Biden’s handling of Iran, stating, “Iran, as you know, was broke with me. Now, they’ve got $250 billion… There was no money for Hamas, no money for Hezbollah.”
Regarding the October 7 attack in Israel, Trump claimed, “It [the October 7 attack in Israel] never would have happened. We would have taken much more decisive action if it did. I don’t understand these people.”
Trump also criticized Biden’s overall foreign policy approach, suggesting that Biden is compromised due to his and his family’s financial dealings with foreign entities, including China.
“I think he’s a Manchurian candidate. These countries have given him so much money, it’s almost like he’s taken money from the whole world. The way he’s handling China is so ridiculous that it must be that he’s compromised. There could be no other reason other than that he’s compromised.”
These statements reflect Trump’s perspective on the current administration’s foreign policy and his belief in the potential of his own approach had he remained in office.